Apr 29, 2010

Avondale Youth Council videos promote the 2010 Census

The Avondale Youth Council recorded a series of public service announcements to promote the 2010 Census. They deserve to be seen - and the message needs to be heard. The first of these messages follows - with links to the others in the set.

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Apr 19, 2010

Teachers Wanted - Urban League/Winton Woods City School District Job Fair May 5

Winton Woods City School District and Urban League of Greater Cincinnati will offer a Teacher Job Fair on Wednesday May 5, 2010, from 6:00 - 8:30 P.M. at the Urban League Headquarters, 3458 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229.

Registration is by resume only. Individuals interested in participating should email their resumes and RSVP by Wednesday, April 28 2010 to rshabazz@gcul.org. For more information call (513) 487-6516.

More information about Winton Woods City School District: visit www.wintonwoods.org.

Visit http://www.gcul.org/programs1/jobs/winton-woods/ to download a flyer for the May 5 event.

Apr 16, 2010

2010 Gillette Civil Rights Game Tickets Available Now

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals, Saturday, May 15, 2010, 7:10 PM. Tickets are $20 each (Section 414). Follow this link to purchase tickets online. More information at www.gcul.org/reds.

2010 Gillette Civil Rights Game Weekend

MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon. Willie Mays, Billie Jean King and Harry Belafonte will receive MLB Beacon Awards, former congressman and U.S. ambassador Andrew Young will deliver the luncheon keynote address, and the Cardinals will visit the Reds on May 15 as Major League Baseball's Gillette Civil Rights Weekend returns to Cincinnati. The Beacon Awards Luncheon will be held at Duke Energy Convention Center.

Singer Lena Horne and Rachel Robinson -- the widow of Jackie Robinson -- will also be honored at the luncheon. There will also be a special tribute to the surviving members from a pivotal 1960 sit-in at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., where African-Americans were once denied service at a "whites only" establishment.

There will be other events leading up to the Saturday night game, which will be carried live by MLB Network. The Baseball and the Civil Rights Movement roundtable discussion will return on May 14 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which is adjacent to the ballpark. Led by Harvard law professor and race-relations expert Charles Ogletree, the panel will include Reds great and Hall of Famer Joe Morgan, Reds former star Barry Larkin, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, actor Mark Curry and tennis legend Zina Garrison.

There will be a youth summit and the MLB "Wanna Play?" interactive area on Saturday in Fountain Square. It will include an open Q&A forum with Larkin and MLB Network colleague Harold Reynolds, actor Josh Hutcherson and members of the Reds and Cardinals. Last year, more than 2,500 children participated at the summit.

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks will throw out the ceremonial first pitch while Grammy Award winning recording artists Roberta Flack and Jeffrey Osbourne are scheduled to perform prior to the Civil Rights Game.

Complete event details at http://www.mlb.com/civilrightsgame.

Follow this link to purchase tickets online. More information at www.gcul.org/reds.

Apr 9, 2010

Construction Connection Class begins April 26

This program helps workers build skills needed to find jobs in the construction industry. Attendees to this class must be preregistered and have completed the prerequisite SOAR Class. Interested parties may contact The Construction Outreach Coordinator Reggie Brazzile 513 487-6525.

Class meets at Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center, Longworth Hall, 700 W.Pete Rose Way,  Cincinnati Ohio 45203

Apr 7, 2010

Urban League Honors Employers, Workforce Program Graduates

On Wednesday April 7, 2010, the Urban League celebrated the achievements of its workforce program graduates, and honored members of Cincinnati’s employer community who have supported its training programs.

Clark Handy, Sr. Vice President, Human Resources, Convergys for providing Webinars, Mock Interviews, access to web based tools that enhance our program and hiring 8 of our graduates. Clark is also a member of the Urban League’s Board of Trustees.

Ken Varda, Store Manager, Wal-Mart (Milford, Ohio) for participating in our Career Fairs, Mock Interviews and hiring 3 of our graduates.

Tracey Shouse, Quality Associates, Hired 5 Urban League Graduates in 2010

Paul Aragon, Restaurant Depot, Hired 5 Urban League Graduates in 2010: 2 enrolled into management training programs.

This twice-yearly event celebrates the success and personal achievement of 200 Greater Cincinnati residents who completed Urban League job training programs from October 2009 to March 2010. Many graduates have overcome significant personal challenges to complete programs and find jobs.